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shrapper 01-01-21 12:00 AM

Is this the good or ****e mongoose bike
 
apparently I need 10 posts to upload pic. aargh

shrapper 01-01-21 12:04 AM

imgur . com / gallery / PGsbRSU

curbtender 01-01-21 12:06 AM

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/20169317

Russ Roth 01-01-21 12:09 AM

Usually bolt on wheels aren't a positive sign of anything good. Quick release or thru-axle tend to point towards a better quality.

shrapper 01-01-21 12:13 AM

no quick release on this one, old model it is

katsup 01-01-21 01:23 AM


Originally Posted by shrapper (Post 21857432)
no quick release on this one, old model it is

Quick release has been around since 1927 according to wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_release_skewer

As for the bike, the front suspension and disc brakes means it's from this century.. It's a department store bike.
https://www.bikeradar.com/news/mongo...ponsored-post/

shrapper 01-01-21 01:32 AM

good. def not worth it

appreciate

70sSanO 01-01-21 12:09 PM

The road of good/great BMX companies to MTB success to buyout to low end to some trying to re-establish a reputation is an interesting one.

The mid/late 90’s marked the demise of many bike manufacturers that started out years earlier as pioneers and were overtaken by the inability to compete with the big brands.

John

LesterOfPuppets 01-01-21 06:52 PM

That's a 2014-ish Mongoose Sector, which is low-end but not total ahite. Sold at Halfords UK for 329-399.

It has an Altus derailleur which is a step and a half above the non-group derailleurs and a step above Tourney. Probably a low-end coil spring fork, which aren't the nicest but usually require less maintenance than air forks.

I wouldn't pay any more than $40 USD.

shrapper 01-02-21 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21858430)
That's a 2014-ish Mongoose Sector, which is low-end but not total ahite. Sold at Halfords UK for 329-399.

It has an Altus derailleur which is a step and a half above the non-group derailleurs and a step above Tourney. Probably a low-end coil spring fork, which aren't the nicest but usually require less maintenance than air forks.

I wouldn't pay any more than $40 USD.

used, going for $18, but now I think I'll pass for a hardtail


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